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The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

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Job Title: Driver S1

Job Ref.: 02/21 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: S1
Working hours per week: 40 hours
Type of Post: British High Commission
Job Subcategory: Driver / Messenger
Type of Position: Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Start Date: 20 March 2021
End Date: 31 March 2022

Main Purpose of Job

  • To provide transport services for staff and visitors of the British High Commission (1HMG) to and from assigned destinations within Abuja and other Nigeria Region in a safe, efficient and courteous manner observing all road traffic rules and post security regulations.
  • Perform administrative duties as may be required to support the effective running of the Abuja office and Transport operations in the Nigeria Network.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Transport Services – 60%:

  • Manage transport booking requests and communicate effectively with customers and other stakeholders
  • Drive 1HMG staff and visitors to meetings and functions within Abuja and Nigeria.
  • Conduct Airport runs to pick up / drop off 1HMG staff and visitors. Liaise with Airport officials as necessary.
  • Undertake journeys to other states within Nigeria as necessary
  • Perform duties in line with post security regulations
  • Complete accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles

Vehicle Maintenance and Management – 20%:

  • Keep accurate records of vehicle mileage, fuel consumption and maintenance work / costs
  • Perform daily inspections to ensure that all official vehicles are road worthy and in good working order.
  • Wash / Clean official vehicles ensuring they are kept tidy and parked in a secured area.
  • Complete vehicle inspection checklists and promptly report any defects, faults or incidents that occur to the Transport Manager
  • Check that all vehicle equipment and tools are secured safely and are functioning correctly.
  • Manage a working stock of spares (held in stores with restricted access) for the fleet based in Abuja in line with FCDO / BHC policy.

Administrative Support – 20%:

  • Provide administrative support for the day to day running of the Maiduguri / Abuja office
  • Assist the Deputy Transport Manager / Team Leaders and liaise with other Corporate Services staff based in Abuja as necessary
  • Update transport-related data using Microsoft Office IT systems and maintain other records as may be delegated by the office / transport manager
  • Maintain adequate records for all the operations of the transport unit required for audit purposes e.g. Journey records, Stores, Vehicle maintenance check lists, Fuel Consumption, etc

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Must possess a minimum of SSCE with 5 credits obtained in one sitting
  • Minimum of 3 years verifiable previous driving experience
  • Full valid Nigerian driving licence
  • Qualified and experience of driving Armoured Vehicles
  • Good working knowledge (and driving experience) of Abuja
  • Basic Computer skills – Microsoft Office tools
  • Must be able to relate and speak fluently with locals
  • Must be able to relate and speak English

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Experience in driving and working with UK Border Force

Required Competencies:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 223,596.96

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

  • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
    • Mandatory FCDO e-learning
    • Access to FCDO e-learning opportunities and formal/informal learning and development opportunities at the British High Commission

Working Hours:

  • Drivers must work shifts rather than standard office hours. The nature of the job will require flexible working patterns. There is a requirement to work on a rotational basis sometimes in the evening and on weekends. Overtime will be paid for additional hours worked.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Driver S1

Job Ref.: 05/21 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: S1
Type of Position: Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Working hours per week: 40 hours
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Subcategory: Driver / Messenger
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Start Date: 20 March 2021
End Date: 31 March 2022

Main Purpose of Job

  • To provide transport services for staff and visitors of the British High Commission (1HMG) to and from assigned destinations within Lagos and other Nigeria Region in a safe, efficient and courteous manner observing all road traffic rules and post security regulations.
  • Perform administrative duties as may be required to support the effective running of the Lagos office and Transport operations in the Nigeria Network.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Transport Services – 60%:

  • Manage transport booking requests and communicate effectively with customers and other stakeholders
  • Drive 1HMG staff and visitors to meetings and functions within Lagos and Nigeria.
  • Conduct Airport runs to pick up / drop off 1HMG staff and visitors. Liaise with Airport officials as necessary.
  • Undertake journeys to other states within Nigeria as necessary
  • Perform duties in line with post security regulations
  • Complete accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles

Vehicle Maintenance and Management – 20%:

  • Keep accurate records of vehicle mileage, fuel consumption and maintenance work/costs
  • Perform daily inspections to ensure that all official vehicles are roadworthy and in good working order.
  • Wash / Clean official vehicles ensuring they are kept tidy and parked in a secured area.
  • Complete vehicle inspection checklists and promptly report any defects, faults or incidents that occur to the Transport Manager
  • Check that all vehicle equipment and tools are secured safely and are functioning correctly.
  • Manage a working stock of spares (held in stores with restricted access) for the fleet based in Lagos in line with FCDO / BHC policy.

Administrative Support – 20%:

  • Provide administrative support for the day to day running of the Lagos office
  • Assist the Deputy Transport Manager / Team Leaders and liaise with other Corporate Services staff based in Lagos as necessary
  • Update transport-related data using Microsoft Office IT systems and maintain other records as may be delegated by the office / transport manager
  • Maintain adequate records for all the operations of the transport unit required for audit purposes e.g. Journey records, Stores, Vehicle maintenance check lists, Fuel Consumption, etc

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • Must possess a minimum of SSCE with 5 credits obtained in one sitting
  • Minimum of 3 years verifiable previous driving experience
  • Full valid Nigerian driving licence
  • Qualified and experience of driving Armoured Vehicles
  • Good working knowledge (and driving experience) of Lagos
  • Basic Computer skills – Microsoft Office tools
  • Must be able to relate and speak fluently with locals
  • Must be able to relate and speak English

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Experience in driving and working with UK Border Force

Required competencies:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 223,596.96

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

  • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed)
  • Mandatory FCDO e-learning
  • Access to FCDO e-learning opportunities and formal/informal learning and development opportunities at the British Deputy High Commission

Working Hours:

  • Drivers must work shifts rather than standard office hours. The nature of the job will require flexible working patterns.  There is a requirement to work on a rotational basis sometimes in the evening and on weekends. Overtime will be paid for additional hours worked.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 11th March, 2021.

Additional Information

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa / work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British Deputy High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses / partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British Deputy High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position

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